Lyle Cephus Wilson was born to Fred and Henrietta Wilson on February 22, 1944 in Maysville, Arkansas. After a 6-year long battle with cancer, he passed on to eternal rest with our Lord and Savior at his home on March 13, 2020 in Claremore, Oklahoma with his family by his side.
Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020 at Rice Funeral Home in Claremore. Burial with Military Honors will be around 2:00 p.m. in Polson Cemetery near Southwest City, Missouri.
Lyle graduated from Pryor High School in 1963. In September 1963 he enlisted in the Air Force, served in the Vietnam War, and achieved the rank of A1C before his honorable discharge in September 1967. He worked for Canfield and Joseph for 37 years retiring in 2013. He was a member of the Inola Christian Church and the American Foundry Society. Lyle loved football and his go to NFL team was the Patriots, and he was an avid OU fan. He enjoyed fishing, boating, hiking, and vacationing in the Rocky Mountains.
There were two things that Lyle loved more than anything in his life, and that was Jesus and family. He taught us all how important it was to have Jesus in your heart and to have a strong faith. He always kept and collected heirlooms and treasured things that were passed down through the family for years. When asked “what’s the happiest memory or the best days of your life?” Lyle responded, “The days my kids were born.” He said he loved his kids more than anything. Lyle was wise beyond his years, patient, understanding, kind towards everyone he met, and the hardest worker you would ever meet.
There are not enough words that could be said to describe the man he was and the impact he had on so many lives. Because of Lyle, our family is so tightly knitted together, we cherish each other and every second we get to spend together. Lyle was the strongest man and left a legacy that will be carried on forever.
Lyle was preceded in death by both of his parents, and sisters Lilian Kidwell and Nancy “Albirda” Griggs. Survivors include his loving wife Patty of the home, son Brian Wilson and wife Barbara of Broken Arrow, son Steve Wilson and wife Heather of Louisburg, Kansas, son Greg Blubaugh of Fayetteville, Arkansas, daughter Laura Sanders of Claremore, and son Wesley Wilson and wife Amanda of Owasso. He had 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Inola Christian Church.
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